English Rose, Austin Rose 'Glamis Castle'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Glamis Castle
Additional cultivar information:(PP8765, aka AUSlevel)
Hybridized by Austin
Registered or introduced: 1992
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English Rose (aka Austin Rose)



36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Bloom Color:

White (w)

Bloom Shape:




Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:

Patent expired

Other Details:


Susceptible to black spot

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:


Denver, Colorado

Jacksonville, Florida

Grayslake, Illinois

Hampton, Illinois

Mashpee, Massachusetts

East Lansing, Michigan

Kansas City, Missouri

Nedrow, New York

Grants Pass, Oregon

Easley, South Carolina

Knoxville, Tennessee

Maryville, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 15, 2015, Agent007 from Nedrow, NY wrote:

Pretty to look at & accents other flowers nicely, but does not last more than a day or so in a vase. Mine has no discernible scent, even after several years of growing & waiting. Grows without winter protection in Zone 5.


On Aug 28, 2009, greenthum3 from Jacksonville, FL wrote:

Small compact flowers with the slight fragrance of licorice. Nice pristine white petals are a nice contrast to our other roses. Delicate plant grows well in a container. I'm currently growing 3 in containers and they are doing well.


On Jun 20, 2009, missywah from Denver, CO wrote:

Never diseased in the 5 year's I've had it, died back substantially this winter from freeze, but is coming out strong. Love the fragrance and the nodding blossoms


On Nov 19, 2008, DonnaMack from Elgin, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

Yes, negative because of blackspot and mildew, but if you are willing to perform preemptive disease control (sulphur every week or so) it produces spectacular, wonderfully scented flowers continuously, and well into fall.


On Nov 14, 2008, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

According to David Austin's 2009 Handbook of Roses, they named this rose for Glamis Castle, the childhood home of the late Queen Mother and the legendary setting of Shakespeare's play 'Macbeth'.


On Jun 17, 2008, gxiong from Knoxville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

I love the blooms on this rose bush, but have had so many problems with it. One plant has already wasted away and another is soon to join it's sister. Each cane is delicate and often times cannot hold the cluster of flowers. The leaves are prone to black spot and mildew. However, the rose bush flowers repeatedly. The scent is mildly sweet. It's a beautiful rose so I may try planting these again, only this time purchasing "own-root" vs. "bare-root".


On May 22, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is one of my favorite white Austin roses. It's got a nice low-growing form and it blooms all the time. It is winter hardy and is disease resistant.